COVERAGE

What is COVERAGE?


Competition of VEX Educational Robotics to Advance Girls Education (COVERAGE) is a project to inspire and support female middle and high school students to pursue STEM careers in West Virginia. Through attendance and participation in the robotics clubs and competitions, these students are predicted to become more knowledgeable and interested in STEM disciplines. COVERAGE is funded by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. In previous years, we helped teachers to organize all-girls robotics clubs in Kanawha, Fayette and Lincoln Counties. For 2022-23, the project will additionally cover Putnam and Clay counties.

The COVERAGE program provides support to new or existing all-girls teams in the VEX Robotics Competition, VEX IQ Competition, and/or RECF Aerial Drone Competition. In addition, we have equipment grants available for VIQC and ADC teams.

We will hold an initial training for participating coaches to cover robot design & programming, documentation, and competition structure.

Training Details

December 14-15, 2022

Location: BridgeValley Community & Technical College

1200 Science Park Dr, South Charleston, WV 25303

Tentative schedule
December 14th (VEX IQ)
9:00 am: Introduction and overview
9:30 am: Build robots
11:00 am: Robot programming
12:00 pm: Lunch break
1:00 pm: Competition overview
2:00 pm: Judged awards
3:00 pm: Team & season structure
4:00 pm: End

December 15th (Aerial Drone Competition)
9:00 am: Introduction and overview
10:00 am: Drone overview
10:30 am: Drone programming
12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Competition overview
2:00 pm: Judged awards
3:00 pm: Team and season structure
4:00 pm: End

Partners

We greatly appreciate the support of our partners for their assistance in making COVERAGE possible.